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    We are HIP

    The Humber Internships Programme (HIP) matches the needs of Humber based SMEs with the skills and talent of students and graduates – a match made in the Humber.

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    Supporting Humber-based Interns

    Do you want to gain some workplace expertise or are you looking for that next move when you graduate?

    Make the connection

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    Supporting Humber-based SMEs

    Let us help you find the talent you need to grow your business or to move a project forward.

    Make the Connection

How can we help you?

Whether you’re an intern, SME or a training provider HIP can help to match ambitious Humber businesses with the best talent in the region.



We’re here to help SMEs grow…

If you’re a small business based in the Humber, and have aspirations to grow, a HIP Intern might be the perfect fit. The HIP team will work alongside you to understand your needs and help identify the right intern.

A subsidised 12 week internship will provide you with access to real talent and the programme can be tailored to meet your needs.

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And, new talent thrive.

If you’re about to graduate in 2022, or if you graduated in 2020 or 2021 and are still looking for your way into your dream job, the HIP programme might be the perfect way forward.

The team will work with you to understand your skills and aspirations and to match you to internship opportunities. You’ll feel ready for the challenge with continuous support and guidance before you start an internship, ongoing through the 12-weeks and beyond.

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Training Providers

Can we support each other?

If you’re supporting students at Level 5 or above who might benefit from industrial experience, or are looking for a creative way to support your graduating students to progress their career then the HIP team may be able to help.

Contact us to find out how we can work together.

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Humber Internships Programme

The Humber Internships Programme (HIP), will run until June 2023 and will deliver real benefit to Humber based SMEs, giving them access to fresh talent in the region. Everyone benefits. Graduates get to stay in a place they love, and their talent and skills are retained to help businesses and the region thrive.


The HIP team at the University of Hull is here to support Humber based SMEs to grow through working with the biggest pool of fresh talent the region has to offer; whether they need extra resource or specialist knowledge and skills to helping them move a project forward.


Supporting undergraduates and graduates living here in the Humber by matching their skills and aspirations with the needs of local SMEs – a great way to get work experience and help to plan their next step in their career.


HIP offers supported 12-week internship for eligible SMES * based in Hull, East Riding, North & North East Lincolnshire. We will work alongside you to understand the needs of your business and to identify the right intern to support them. A fully supported service which is designed with small businesses in mind.


To secure a HIP internship you have to live in the Humber and be due to graduate in 2022, or have already graduated in 2021. If you graduated in 2020 we might be able to help but it will depend on what you are currently doing.

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